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by maizatul nazlina
Datuk Ramli Yusuff.
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID) director Datuk Ramli Yusuff is suing Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, former Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Musa Hassan and 10 others for wrongfully bringing two charges against him.
Ramli filed the suit in High Court registry via Messrs Vin Partnership on Friday.
Other than Abdul Gani and Musa, Ramli also named Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) head of prosecutions Datuk Nordin Hassan, deputy public prosecutor Kevin Anthony Morais, Dept Supt Chew Kam Soon and ACA investigating officers Chew Kam Soon, E. Sok One, Saiful Ezral Ariffin, Azmi Ismail and Wan Abdul Rahman as the defendants.
The other three defendants named were Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Police and the Government.
In his statement of claim, Ramli said he was appointed as the CCID director on May 2, 2006 and was indicted on Nov 1, 2007 on charges under the Penal Code and Anti-Corruption Act 1997.
Ramli said between Dec 1994 and Dec 2001, he and Musa served the Malaysian Royal Police as officers in the Criminal Investigations Department in Bukit Aman here where he was Musa's immediate superior officer.
Ramli alleged that in or about 1998, Musa and Gani were implicated as having fabricated medical evidence in the "Black Eye" incident involving the assault and injury while in police custody of the then Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
He said at the same time Musa, Gani and Nordin were also involved in the investigation and prossecution of Anwar, which became infamously known as Sodomy 1.
The plaintiff said these individuals forged a relationship with each other in the face of allegations that they had colluded to fabricate evidence and manipulate the course of justice with regards to the charges brought against Anwar in which Musa became dubbed as the "Matress Carrier".
He said in or about 2001, he was directed by the then IGP Tan Sri Norian Mai to issue several show cause letters to Musa concerning breaches of discipline, procedure and protocol.
Ramli claimed that since Sodomy 1, Musa had a mecurial rise in the police and went on to become deputy IGP in 2005 and in Sept, 2006 Musa became an IGP and he became CCID director.
He alleged that in 2007, Gani and Musa enlisted Nordin, Kevin, various MACC officers and the police to cause investigations to be made against him and subsequently caused him to be charged for various offences.
The plaintiff alleged that when he was acquitted of all the charges, Gani in bad faith caused appealed against these acquittals at the High Court and Court of Appeal.
He claimed that subsequent to his acquittal and vindication by the Sessions Court, High Court and Court of Appeal, he met government leaders and requested the Government to restore his various rights and privileges.
Ramli said he also notified his intention to file legal suits against the defendants for his wrongful prosecution but he was asked to withhold his legal suit and various promises were made to him if he were to withhold his suit until after the 13th General Election which was held in May.
He said after the General Election, various promises that were previously made to him were not fulfilled.
The plaintiff claims against the defendants among others, for conspiracy, false and malicious investigation, abuse of power, abuse of prosecutorial discretion, malicious prosecution and prosecutorial misconduct who acted with ill-will recklessly or intentionally to injure him.
He said the defendants or any two or more of them also conspired with several mainstream newspapers namely Utusan Malaysia, Berita Harian, The Star and New Straits Times to defame and destroy his reputation and integrity.
Ramli is seeking special damages amounting to RM1.5mil; punitive damages of RM50mil; aggravated damages of RM50mil; exemplary damages of RM27mil; general damages; costs on solicitor-client basis and such further or other order or relief which the court thinks fit and proper.
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